Phonemic Awareness is a crucial skill for promoting reading readiness. It’s also an easy and enjoyable skill to practice with your child. Have fun with your child playing rhyming games and reading rhyming books. Dr. Seuss books are full of ear catching rhymes. Make a game out of listening for the beginning, ending, and vowel sounds in words. You can sort different objects from around your house by the beginning, middle, and ending sounds.
Building your child’s sight word vocabulary is another reading skill that can help your child become a more fluent, confident reader. Sight words are words that your child can recognize instantly without sounding out. You can write these words on flashcards and play Memory or Go Fish.